Weymouth employability expert up for a national award

Weymouth employability expert Emma Davis has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for helping people get back to work.

Emma, 41, works for Fedcap Employment on their Links to Work programme helping people across Dorset to find suitable, sustainable employment.

Her work has been recognised by her peers, having been shortlisted in the Adviser of the Year at the ERSA Employability Awards.

Emma was nominated for her relentless commitment to helping others around her, including her own colleagues. Described as a ‘role model’, she has consistently been one of the top performers across the country and regularly receives praise from the people who she is supporting.

Speaking about her shortlisting, Emma said: “It feels really good to know my work has been recognised. I feel very valued and slightly overwhelmed by it all.”

Emma was nominated by her line manager, Performance Manager Janek Tarnawski. He said: “Being shortlisted for the ERSA Employability Awards is a fantastic achievement for Emma personally. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate all the hard work many individuals and stakeholders do across the sector on a daily basis that really make a difference to people’s lives in the community.

“At Fedcap Employment, we aim to provide opportunities for people with barriers to economic wellbeing and Emma is a great advocate for this with her dedication, commitment and professionalism.”

Funded by the European Social Fund and Department for Work and Pensions, Links to Work is a voluntary programme providing tailored support for people with multiple barriers to work, including those with disabilities, on their journey towards employment.

The winners of the ERSA Employability Awards will be announced at a special ceremony on 20 June, attended by the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP.